Miami Beach, FL

June 13-16, 2002

CNU X concentrated on the pressing issue of retrofitting post-war suburbia, and attempted to articulate strategies for the hundreds of first ring suburbs seeking walkable, urbane downtowns. The Congress featured an opening keynote speech entitled "The Suburban Challenge" and break-out sessions including "Suburbs to Cities: Adapting to Change" ; "The Place for Suburbs: Where Should New Development Go?" ; "Redesigning the Suburban 'Strip' Corridor"; and "Suburbs: From Adolescents to Cities." New Urbanism 101 was brought back for a second Congress after an enthusiastic reception at both CNU IX and Rail~Volution 2001. Other features included a series of in-depth sessions for seasoned practitioners and a frank analysis of the movement's successes, failures, and future.

View a PDF copy of the CNU X Program for a list of speakers and sessions at CNU X Miami Beach here.

Plenary Speakers

South Florida: a Rehearsal for America

  • Curtis Johnson, Co-Author, "Citistates: South Florida Report" 

Panel Presentations

Why Is New Urbanism Important? (4.4 MB)

  • Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology

The Public Process: Parting the NIMBY Curtain

Rebuilding the American City with Transit

Southeast Orlando Sector Plan (2.1 MB)

  • Paul Lewis, City of Orlando Planning Department

Making New Urbanist Codes Work

  • Joel Russell, Land Use Attorney and Consultant

Amending Land Use Regulations to Promote Smart Growth

  • Joel Russell, Land Use Attorney and Consultant